Best known for: With its beautiful, well set-up private dining rooms in the garden, L’Epicurien is tucked away in the quiet ambiance of Kimihurura and offers a multi-course of French meals and fine wines. It also has the best service you will ever need in Kigali, with the waiters well versed in French, English and Kinyarwanda.
Pro-tip: The menu limits itself to French cuisine. Also, not for cheap dates!
Contact: 0789 175 868.
Address: 22 KG 674 St.
Best known for: With a scenic romantic outdoor setting, this establishment serves a mix of Belgian and French cuisine. The chef is known to be passionate about his food, which is evident in the presentation and top-tier quality of the food. Try their burgers, which are creative, the steak or the risotto and wash it down with an elegant wine selection. A romantic fine dining experience.
Contact: 0735 823 282.
Address: KG 670 St.
Best known for: It has an authentic African look and serves authentic African local dishes. The bonus points is that it’s also a place for the finest plantain (mizuzu) and crispiest sambaza.
Pro-tip: Reservations are a MUST. Reservations are sometimes made a month earlier during busy seasons – so not for spontaneous arrivals!
Address: 16 KG 674 St.
Best known for: For a date night dinner out in Kigali, with quality ingredients, great flavors, beautiful presentation, and superior service, this is the best place to go to with your significant other if you don’t want anything too formal, but still classy.
Pro-tip: Unattended, messy washrooms are our biggest gripe.
Address: KG 646 St.
Best known for: If you and your partner are sushi and dumpling lovers, you’re in for a treat at the Zen. Settled under a thatch roofed house with a beautiful small lake populated with Koi fish right under the dining area, it offers a sizzling taste of the Far East – Indian, Japanese and Chinese – that will captivate your taste buds.
Pro-tip: This is not a place for the budgeted and impatient souls.
Address: 47 KG 9 Ave.
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